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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Andrew Gaze video: 6 minutes 26 seconds

Andrew Gaze

'Make it fun'
Portrait story

Basketballer Andrew Gaze and photographer George Fetting.

Nikki Toole

'Beauty and strength'
Portrait story

Photographer Nikki Toole describes the creation of her portrait of Rosie Batty.

Rosie Batty

'Together we will give victims a voice and demand our leaders act'
Portrait story

The 2015 Australian of the Year talks about grief and searching for recognition of, and action on, domestic violence.

Li Cunxin
Li Cunxin
Li Cunxin

Li Cunxin, 2018

Jun Chen
Portrait, oil on canvas

Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2018

Catherine Livingstone
Catherine Livingstone
Catherine Livingstone

Catherine Livingstone, 2018

Mathew Lynn
Portrait, oil on canvas

Commissioned with funds provided by Tim Fairfax AC 2018

Tim Fairfax
Tim Fairfax
Tim Fairfax

Tim Fairfax, 2018

Russell Shakespeare
Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Commissioned with funds provided by The Calvert-Jones Foundation 2018

David McAllister

'Complex stories without words'
Portrait story

Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister describes the trajectory of his relationship with dance.

Ken Done

'I am very Sydney'
Portrait story

Iconic Australian artist Ken Done discusses his life and career as a painter.

Quentin Bryce

'To change the world'
Portrait story

Australia's 25th Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, discusses her childhood, career paths and her portrait by Michael Zavros.

Brian Schmidt

'A celebration of science'
Portrait story

Astrophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate and Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University, Professor Brian Schmidt chats about his career.

Mark Webber

'You've got to make of it what you will'
Portrait story

Champion racing driver, Mark Webber, discusses his childhood and racing career.

Kristin Headlam with Chris Wallace-Crabbe video: 3 minutes 9 seconds

Kristin Headlam with Chris Wallace-Crabbe

'Poetry, painting and princesses'
Portrait story

Artist Kristin Headlam and poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe discuss their art.

Mark Loane

'The small space we are given'
Portrait story

Ophthalmic surgeon and former Wallabies Captain, Mark Loane, discusses his sporting and professional career.

Christos Tsiolkas

'Learning to write saved my life'
Portrait story

Acclaimed Australian author, Christos Tsiolkas describes his childhood and how he came to write.

Jacqueline Mitelman

'Buddha-nature'
Portrait story

Australian photographer, Jacqueline Mitelman, discusses her process for creating portraiture.

Professor Graeme Clark

'Scientific creativity'
Portrait story

Creator of the bionic ear, the Cochlear Implant, Professor Graeme Clark discusses his life and career.

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